Case of Lies: A Nina Reilly Mystery by Perri O'Shaughnessy
Read by Mary Kane. Reading time 10 hours 42 minutes
A widower hires Lake Tahoe attorney Nina Reilly two years after his pregnant wife was killed outside a motel. The crime's only witnesses, MIT graduate students scheming to cheat the casinos, refuse to testify. Then, someone tries to kill them--and Nina. Violence and strong language. 2005.
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The Case of the Dangerous Dowager: A Perry Mason Mystery by Erle Stanley Gardner Read by Jack Fox. Reading time 6 hours 23 minutes.
To avoid blackmail, feisty Matilda Benson hires attorney Perry Mason to buy back her granddaughter Sylvia's IOUs from Sam Grieb, part owner of a gambling ship. Once aboard, Perry encounters complications--most notably Sam's dead body. Matilda, Sylvia, and the floating casino's surviving partner are among the suspected passengers. 1937.
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The Cat's Pajamas: Stories by Ray Bradbury
Read by Michael Russotto. Reading time 5 hours 48 minutes.
Selection of short stories written since the 1940s. Newlyweds confront a derelict mansion, two cat-lovers fight over a stray, space travelers encounter a world of giant spiders, and drunken senators gambling at an Indian casino lose the United States. Strong language and some violence. 2004.
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The Devil's Punchbowl by Greg Iles
Read by James Konicek. Reading time 20 hours 27 minutes.
Natchez, Mississippi, mayor Penn Cage contends with political corruption and other crimes. After card dealer Tim Jessup, Cage's childhood friend, reveals illegal dog fighting and sexual abuse aboard a riverboat casino, Jessup is murdered and an investigation ensues. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2009.
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Driftless by David Rhodes
Read by Suzanne Toren. Reading time 17 hours 14 minutes.
July Montgomery, first met in Rock Island Line (RC 9486), settles into the small farming community of Words, Wisconsin. July's neighbors include Olivia, who uses a wheelchair and loses her savings at a casino, and Graham and his wife Cora, who confront the milk cooperative. Milkweed National Fiction Prize. 2008.
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Glitz by Leonard Elmore.
Read by Julian Gamble. Reading time 8 hours 32 minutes.
A thriller about the world of casino gambling told with tension, tenderness, and humor. In Puerto Rico, tough Miami cop Vincent Mora meets pretty Iris Ruiz who is headed for a job in an Atlantic City casino. When Iris is found dead, Mora investigates her murder amid the hired killers and high rollers of the New Jersey resort. Strong language and descriptions of sex.
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Hot Springs: An Earl Swagger Novel by Stephen Hunter
Read by Jeremy Gage. Reading time 18 hours 56 minutes.
Prequel to A Time to Hunt (RC 47031) and other stories featuring sharpshooter Bob Lee Swagger. When Bob Lee's hardened marine sergeant father returns from World War II, he is offered a job helping to clean up Hot Springs, Arkansas--a Mafia town full of casinos, whorehouses, and corruption. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2000.
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Hunting Badger by Tony Hillerman.
Read by Bob Askey. Reading time 6 hours 3 minutes.
A casino robbery on the Ute reservation leaves one guard dead, while a second is wounded and held under suspicion. As Navajo Tribal Police sergeant Jim Chee tracks the criminals in the Four Corners canyons, retired cop Joe Leaphorn receives a startling tip identifying the perpetrators. Navajo Jim Chee and Leaphorn series, book 14. Some violence.
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Luck of the Draw by Carolina Garcia-Aguilera
Read by Laura Giannarelli. Reading time 11 hours 20 minutes.
Summoned to their parents' home in Miami, Cuban American Esmeralda Montoya and three siblings learn their mother vividly dreamed of getting back and restoring the family's confiscated Havana casino, La Estrella. But planning the return must wait until Esmeralda finds Diamond, her youngest sister missing in Las Vegas. Some strong language. 2003.
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Mr. Lucky by James Swain
Read by Paul Boehmer. Reading time 10 hours 41 minutes.
Former cop Tony Valentine, now a casino consultant, visits North Carolina to prove that local gambler Ricky Smith is cheating. Ricky's winning streak has not abated since he escaped death in a Las Vegas hotel fire. Meanwhile Tony's son lands in a Mafia feud. Strong language and some violence. 2005.
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The Nerd Who Loved Me by Vicki Lewis Thompson
Read by Colleen Delany. Reading time 11 hours 24 minutes.
Las Vegas. Casino accountant Harry Ambrewster is babysitting showgirl Lainie Terrell's four-year-old son, Dexter, when Dexter's estranged alcoholic father, Joey, resurfaces. Lainie and Harry take Harry's matchmaking mother's advice and, pretending to be married, hide from Joey in Sedona . Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2004.
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The Power Broker: A Christian Gillette Novel by Stephen Frey
Read by David Hartley-Margolin. Reading time 11 hours 8 minutes.
Christian Gillette, chairman of a powerful Manhattan investment firm, faces opposition when opening a Las Vegas casino. Meanwhile, two men attempt to win Christian's favor--Democratic Party presidential hopeful Senator Jesse Wood and Texas tycoon Samuel Hewitt, leader of a conservative organization called the Order. Strong language and some violence. 2006.
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Top of the Heap by Erle Stanley Gardner
Read by Gregory Gorton. Reading time 6 hours 10 minutes.
Gangster's girlfriend Maurine Auburn mysteriously vanishes from a nightclub. John Carver Billings, the last man seen with Maurine, hires PI Donald Lam to substantiate his alibi. Donald soon uncovers a mining scam, an illegal casino, a double homicide--and an opportunity to make a small fortune. Some strong language. 1952.
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Tropical Depression by Laurence Shames
Read by David Hartley-Margolin. Reading time 8 hours 19 minutes.
Suicidal lingerie magnate Murray Zemelman flees New Jersey to Key West, where he convinces Native American Tommy Tarpon to open a casino. When a crooked politician and a local mobster plot to commandeer the operation, Murray (now on Prozac), Tommy, and their friends--including Murray's first wife--fight back. Strong language. 1996.
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Under the Boardwalk by Carly Phillips
Read by Martha Harmon Pardee. Reading time 7 hours 30 minutes.
Ariana Costas returns to her New Jersey family of scam artists to locate her missing identical twin sister, Zoe. When undercover cop Quinn Donovan, who infiltrated a casino where Zoe worked, saves Ariana from a bullet, the two fall in love. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2004.
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Whisper No Lies: Black Ops, Inc. by Cindy Gerard
Read by Mare Trevathan. Reading time 7 hours 41 minutes.
Black Ops, Inc., operative Johnny Reed undertakes a daring rescue mission after Indonesian crime lord Yao Long kidnaps Las Vegas casino gaming manager Crystal Debrowski. Reed tracks the pair to Jakarta, where he uncovers a human-trafficking ring. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2009.
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The Winning Hand: The MacGregors by Nora Roberts
Read by Martha Harmon Pardee. Reading time 5 hours 55 minutes.
Twenty-three-year-old Kansas librarian Darcy Wallace leaves her overbearing fiance, Gerald, and heads to Las Vegas. Darcy bets her last dollars at the Comanche casino and hits the jackpot. Manager Robert MacGregor Blade helps Darcy handle the media frenzy and Gerald's unexpected arrival. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 1998.
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